Mormodes auriculata F.E.L.Miranda 1989 SECTION Mormodes Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

Part shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Eared Mormodes

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Matto Grosso do Sul Brazil at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, elliptic-lanceolate, wider near the base, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying numerous, linear-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping, with caniculated, pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, to 25 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes on the lower half of the pseudobulb, and has 3 to 5, amplexicaul bracts and triangular floral bracts.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Brasilenses II Plate 166 Castro 2006 drawing ok